Jamestown DBQ

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DBQ: Why did so many colonists die at Jamestown? The king of England, (James I) sent 3 ships in 1607 carrying 100+ people to Jamestown, Virginia. They all hoped to become rich, find gold, and get their own piece of land. This was going to be the 1st permanent english settlement in the new world. Many colonists died in Jamestown because the Indians attacked the settlers coming to their land. Doc B is a timeline adapted by J. Frederick Fausz in 1990. The timeline is from a magazine article entitled,” An Abundance of Blood Shed on Both Sides: England’s First Indian War, 1609 - 1614.” This is showing us how many and how people died in Jamestown between the years of 1607 and 1610. According to Doc B, of the 542 English settlers at Jamestown,

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